Savory Oatmeal with Cheddar, Collards & Eggs


Have you tried savory oats yet? It's a nice change-up from the sweet way oatmeal is typically served, plus you get a full serving of vegetables. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons diced shallot

  • 2 cups rolled oats (see Tip)

  • 4 cups water plus 1/2 cup, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 10 cups chopped collard greens (from 1-2 bunches)

  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup chipotle salsa, plus more for serving

  • 4 large eggs, cooked as desired


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add oats and stir for 1 minute. Add 4 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until creamy, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add collards along with the remaining 1/2 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar.

  3. Stir cheese and salsa into the oatmeal. Serve with the collards, eggs and more salsa, if desired.


Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
25g Fat
35g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g 41%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Vitamin A 5239IU 105%
Vitamin C 32mg 36%
Folate 163mcg 41%
Sodium 763mg 33%
Calcium 469mg 36%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 82mg 20%
Potassium 456mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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